Almost a year into the COVID-19 crisis, life and work as we know it has changed drastically. While the pandemic threw many challenges our way, there have been some significant learnings too. Here’s how COVID-19 may have changed us forever.
1. Say Hello To A New Workplace
Remote working has always been possible, but in many companies, work from home was a selective perk. With COVID-19, organizations had no choice but to embrace it. But the shift from working in synergy at the workplace to working in isolation has not been easy for many.
Here are some handy tips to help your people sail through remote working.
2. Digital Is The Way To Go
While the past year was one of virtual working, 2021 will herald the hybrid workplace. Corporate wellness programs must, in turn, re-strategize and expand their virtual, location-agnostic offerings.
Put these digital tools in place to stay relevant and meaningful.
3. Healing the Mind Is Crucial
The Indian Psychiatry Society reports a 20% rise in mental health issues since the start of the lockdown. The isolation alongside the relentless stress of work, home chores, pandemic anxiety has taken a massive toll. Your employees’s outlook, well-being, and productivity banks on having the right support in these difficult times.
Plug in these mental health strategies to support your people, pandemic and beyond.
4. Engagement Is No More A Nice-To-Have
A sense of purpose and belonging is vital for your employee’s performance. The ongoing pandemic has only reinforced that employee engagement and communication are critical tools. Supportive managers, clear communication, a well planned engagement strategy, and a positive virtual work environment are all integral to keep your people motivated and productive as we step into a new year.
Try these 7 easy engagement activities to boost morale.
5. “Tried & Tested” May Work No More
With a pandemic underway, many corporate wellness plans have been rendered irrelevant. Even though certain COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, things are nowhere back to normal, and your wellness plan must adapt and recalibrate.
Avoid these wellness program mistakes to run a robust and meaningful campaign in the new year. Wishing you the very best!